Global Specialties ARX ASURO Robot

Send students home with a FAST Robot they have built and programmed on their own. Build a rolling ARX ASURO robot with this robot kit designed and developed by the Institute for Robotics and Mechatronics in the German Aerospace Center DLE. This robot has been used in education for many years in European countries.

This lightweight robot can run races, operate autonomously, follow lines, detect objects, and navigate mazes. Did we say it was FAST? You should see it fly around a track! The ARX comes unassembled and requires soldering, making it an exceptionally suitable introduction into processor controlled hobby electronics for projects in high schools, universities, and technical education.

Students build a VERY FAST robot while learning electronics skills.

With the robotics curriculum for this robot, students begin by building prototype circuits to test electronic parts using a solderless breadboard, then solder components onto a Printed Circuit Board, and test and debug the operation of the robot.  Students then program the robot (using C language) to move around a room, avoid obstacles, follow a line, follow a course using dead reckoning, and can even attach a pen and draw geometric shapes. 

Classroom competitions are included to challenge students and show off skills. In building the ARX ASURO robot, students are exposed to a great deal more than robotics or mechatronics alone.  They also learn troubleshooting, use of meters, prototyping, breadboards, circuits, soldering, and many fundamental skills for technicians and engineers.

Robot Features:

  • Autonomous - Touch, light and infrared sensors let the robot navigate on its own.

  • Battery Powered - Uses 4 AAA Batteries for safe power with easy access to remove for recharging (batteries not included)

  • Beginning to Intermediate level -  Helpful to have some electronics and programming experience, but not required. 

  • Circuit Buildable - Kit includes resistors, transistors, capacitors, LEDs, linear voltage regulator, wires, and all the parts needed to build project circuits

  • Communicable - LED lights,  phototransistors, and infrared emitter/receiver pairs provide fun methods of sending and receiving feedback

  • Connectable – IR or Bluetooth connection to PC for programming

  • Controllable - Can use a standard remote control with infrared receiver to control movements (not included in kit) or add a Bluetooth module and control movements with a smartphone.

  • Expandable - Additional sensors and hardware expansion kits are available to add additional challenges

  • Fast – PCB board with electronic parts used for body of robo, making it light weight. Rugged wheels and motors for accurate control and fast speeds.

  • Fun - Follow lines, Navigate a room or a maze, Flash lights, and much more!

  • Open platform - Exposed circuitry  to learn electronic concepts and create circuits using first a breadboard and then soldering onto a PCB board

  • Programmable - C language programming tutorials included to program the microcontroller

  • Solderable – Prototype 8 systems by creating circuits on the breadboard and then learn soldering and solder the circuits onto the PCB board.

  • Understandable - Included text provides easy-to-follow tutorials with diagrams and schematics.  Curriculum includes 3D models with step by step instructions.  




  • Dimension (LxWxH): 117 x 122 x 45 mm

  • Weight: 165 g 

  • Processor Memory: 8kb in-system programmable flash

  • Supply Voltage: 4x AAA batteries (not included)

  • Supply Current: Min 10mA, Max 600mA




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